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Dear Nancy

When speaking of other poets, as opposed to in (his own) poetic mode, to me
at least, he is very impressive too, not least because all pours forth as
from a bubbling and vast cauldron, as opposed to the prepared pot of many
lecturers / speakers. He has rare charisma by the bucketload.





On 18 October 2013 18:36, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I was not in the audience or heard Muldoon on Eliot, but I have heard him
> read, and he is a wonderful poet. In this case, the "as" and the long
> modifying phrase after "music hall" make clear that this is not a literal
> description but an analogy, one that I, for one, think works. He does not
> say it is "like a music hall" or "as like a music hall," but that it is
> "as" one, that is, it functions similarly rather than being the same
> or including the same content. I want to find time now to follow the link.
> Thanks to David,
> Nancy
>
> >>> "[log in to unmask]" **10/18/13 12:10 PM >>>
> Paul plays in a rock and roll band and that may colour his remarks.
>
> Eugene Schlanger
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 18, 2013, at 10:57 AM, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>    Lest we miss out on the Excerpt from Paul Muldoon's Introduction,
> here's a link:
>
>
> http://www.npr.org/books/titles/226566569/the-waste-land?tab=excerpt#excerpt
>
> "One very useful way of thinking about the format of The Waste Land is as
> a night in a music hall, complete with snatches of music, overheard
> inconsequential conversations, impious ejaculations from male (and female),
> impersonators, impressionists. The more general milieu of the poem is one
> of political, cultural, and social upheaval, the literal upheaval caused by
> trench warfare, the literal sense of dismemberment, discontinuity, and
> dissociation that followed the Great War of 19141918."
>
> CR
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From: *Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>;
> *To: *<[log in to unmask]>;
> *Subject: *Re: Interview: Paul Muldoon, Editor Of 'The Waste Land' By
> T.S. Eliot : NPR
> *Sent: *Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:00:11 PM
>
>     Watching?  Was there video?  What did you think of the idea of
> regarding TWL as a night at a music hall? I thought, given Eliot's
> professed enjoyment of music hall entertainment, that it was an appealing
> idea, but I don't see it getting past the first line of poem. There are
> certainly some 'characters' in TWL, but Phlebas floating decomposing, the
> peace that passeth understanding, the undertow of broken lives throughout
> -- it just doesn't feel like the hearty kind of raucousness or comic
> sentiment that I imagine a music hall setting might support.  ????
>
> Ken A
>
>  On 10/18/2013 3:39 AM, David Boyd wrote:
>
> Watching and listening to Muldoon on Eliot and The Waste Land is like
> being machine-gunned with the silver bullets of sparkling, original and
> apparently spontaneous ideas, from an apparently bottomless store of
> ammunition.
>
> I do think that the journalist responsible for this interview report fails
> completely to convey anything like this.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On 18 Oct 2013, at 01:19, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>    an encore
>
>
> http://www.npr.org/2013/09/28/226564650/on-eliots-125th-his-waste-land-hasnt-lost-its-glamour
>
> CR
>
>
>